Resolution 36 - The Unity of the Church - The Separated Eastern Churches
The Unity of the Church - The Separated Eastern Churches
The Conference thanks Bishop Tourian for taking counsel with one of its committees on the relations between the Church* and the Anglican Communion, and assures him of its deep sympathy with the sufferings of his nation.
The Conference expresses its deep sympathy with the Armenian, East Syrian (Assyrian) and West Syrian Christians in the hardship and suffering which they have endured since the war, and earnestly prays that they may be given strength and courage in their efforts for self-preservation, as well as that their rights may be fully secured as religious or racial minorities in the territories in which they live.
The Conference welcomes the development of closer relations between the Anglican Communion and the Separated Churches of the East which is recorded in its Committee's Report, and earnestly desires that these relations may be steadily strengthened, in consultation with the Orthodox Church, in the hope that in due course full intercommunion may be reached.